Soft Cover, 128 pp
Part of a national series of local history books, this volume contains over 200 photographs, many of which were gleaned from the archives of the Kauai Museum, Kauai Historical Society and the Mission Houses Museum Library. In 1778, on the brink of Western contact, Kauai was its own kingdom, and King Kaumualiithe king of Kauai who challenged Kamehameha and managed to keep Kauai from being conquered by himwould not be born for two more years.
The oldest and northernmost of the main Hawaiian Islands, Kauai did not see missionary contact until 1820. From the moment that the Western World became aware of Kauai, it has gathered admirers who came to experience its exquisite beauty and wonder. Many photographers have had their own love affairs with Kauai, leaving a vast amount of documentation from the perspective of outside visitors. This book portrays beautiful Kauai specifically through their eyes.